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North Bay Real Estate Trends in January 2021

Mar 26, 2021 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

In the February 28 edition of The Press Democrat, Garrett Snedaker presented a snapshot of the real estate facts and figures for January 2021 broken down by city and type of property.  Below are some interesting highlights: Sonoma County: Inventory of SFR & condos = 525 (26% below 1/20 and 8% below 12/20) THE LOWEST […]

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Home Design Trends of 2021

Feb 26, 2021 (0) comment , , , , ,

After months of being at home, many Californians are looking for a new distraction or a fresh start for this new year.  The perfect place to start might be our own home! Real estate design experts were asked what they anticipated will be the biggest home trends in the coming year.  Here are a few […]

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Selling Your House This Year?

Jan 29, 2021 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Selling your home comes with a bag of mixed emotions.  The sadness of saying goodbye to your old home could be at war with the joy you feel at the prospect of establishing new memories in an entirely different home.  The danger of letting your old home dictate your decisions when selling, can be deal […]

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How to Prepare for a “Bidding War”

Nov 20, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

With real estate selling for more than asking prices and 55% of homes in August resulting in a bidding war, it could be an urgent matter to confront before beginning your home search. All Brokers and Real Estate agents would agree that the number one step to take before embarking on any real estate adventure, […]

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Be Prepared for the Bidding Wars

Oct 02, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Be Prepared for the Bidding Wars

Usually, in a presidential election year, one would expect to see a slow down in real estate market in both Northern & Sothern California.  But this is no usual year, and this is no normal real estate market.  Over the past several months, we have seen the eagerness of California buyers to scoop up homes […]

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Sonoma County Real Estate Market Trends from June

Sep 04, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , ,

  Even though we have been in “pandemic mode” from March through June, the real estate market has surprisingly shown little impact.  We are only slightly behind in sales compared to 2019.  Prices have climbed in most markets, maybe because of having only one month’s worth of inventory.  Some real estate agents in the County […]

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Now May Be the Right Time to Sell Your Home

Aug 21, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

In the real estate market, the scale is definitely tipped in the seller’s favor today, as it has been for a few years.  There are several reasons for this trend.  According to Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, one of the major causes is lack of inventory: “Simply put, new housing supply is not […]

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Housing Market Can Be A Powerful Tool in Economic Recovery

Jun 12, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

Unlike 2008, this time rather than being one of the major contributing factors in the economic decline, the housing market will be one of the major contributors toward a faster recovery.  This is the opinion of many expert economists.  According to Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American: “Many still bear scars from the Great […]

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Home Improvements That Pay Off

May 15, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Anyone who watches HGTV has visions of reproducing those miracle make-overs in their own home.  But wait!  Not all remodeling projects pay off equally.  Some, in fact, can be a waste of money and time. Especially now when we are “stuck at home”, you are probably finding many improvements you would like to make to […]

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Real Estate is an “Essential” Business

Apr 24, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

With strict regulations in place regarding self-distancing, what is to become of the real estate market? While California and North Bay real estate sales are now deemed an “essential” industry, it does not mean back to business as usual.  All realtors still need to follow health guidelines and each city and county can stipulate what […]

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